How can I hide filtered files in the uigetfile dialog on a Mac instead of graying out non-matching files?

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I just started using a Mac for the first time (I'm used to PC) and when you filter filenames in the uigetfile dialogue it grays out non-matching files but does not hide them. I have folders with >500 files that I need to find 2 somewhere in the mix with different extensions. Is there a way that I could get the uigetfile to only show those files with the correct extension like it works on Windows?

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Nalini Vishnoi
Nalini Vishnoi on 25 Apr 2015
The documentation states that on some platforms uigetfile displays in gray the files that do not match the specifications.
From the documentation:
[FileName,PathName,FilterIndex] = uigetfile(FilterSpec) displays only those files with extensions that match FilterSpec. On some platforms uigetfile also displays in gray the files that do not match FilterSpec. FilterSpec can be a string or a cell array of strings, and can include the * wildcard.
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bahoff on 1 May 2015
Yes, I did read that. I would like to know if there is a way that I can have the Windows behavior on a Mac. I do not want them to be grayed out, I want them to not be shown at all.

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